adiwan (adiwan)

  1. @scribus I'm not enthused. I wasn't happy with Merkel, at least she tried not to F-up everything. I'm not seeing that the replacement is going to be remotely good. Christian Democrats are here the right wing conservatives, and don't share much with my political ideology. I'm more left-leaning and a Pirate Party voter. At least I can say that I didn't vote for the dumbasses that are in power.

    about 4 hours ago from web in context
  2. It's not that Germany has also its fair share of dumbass politicians *sigh*

    about 13 hours ago from web in context
  3. @zeldatra For a country that celebrates freedom it's so sad that it kicks an essential pillar of democracy, that can give a lot of freedoms, to the ground because a minority is power-hungry and restricts these freedoms for their own gain.

    about 13 hours ago from web in context
  4. Dramatically redrawing voting district borders after every election is insane.

    about 22 hours ago from web in context
  5. I cringe a little when my less English-proficient colleagues write "dayli" for our SCRUM daily meeting.

    about a day ago from web
  6. @scribus I tried some anti-transpiration sprays and they mostly fail. Also I would need to cover my whole body with that stuff and it ain't worth it. Luckily I'm not a "stinker" and it gets all back to normal after half an hour.

    about a day ago from web in context
  7. I have to wait until snow stays on the bike paths and I'll re-evaluate my opinion.

    about 2 days ago from web
  8. Winter cycling is not as bad as I thought. In Summer I sweat excessively after I come home cycling. It's not the case on colder days, or it is less severe. Only the cold air is hard on my lungs but wearing a mask delays the problems a bit as I re-inhale warmer air.

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  9. @scribus If I played and would win then I were content with just a normal-sized house. Nothing fancy, which leaves more money to buy cool stuff. My house would need only a big enough space for a library for my current and future comics collection size.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  10. A channel I can recommend is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3bosUr3WlKYm4sBaLs-Adw This guy has a huge collection of vintage computers and attempts to repair them. In the recent year he had also quite some videos about devices from the Apollo space program.

    about 9 days ago from web
  11. @scribus I wasted so much time at the border in my life. Once we were stuck 24h. A Game Boy can only do so much.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  12. @scribus Well... My grandparents live 600km away. During these times I don't want that my mother uses a train, and I could see my grandparents as I haven't seen them for quite a while.
    In the past my family drove to my grandparents 4 times a year and it took us 8 to 10 hours (slower car, border passing, crappier roads).

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  13. I drove about 1200km (745 miles) this weekend. I visited my grandparents and picked up my mother back home. I drove most of the time 150km/h (93 mph) and needed only 5 hours for each direction. I'm somewhat exhausted.

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  14. A person who is too dumb to breathe but yet still living: An Oxy-Moron.

    about 16 days ago from web
  15. My working day starts with entering a password 6 times. HDD encryption, Windows login, company vpn, customer vpn (two different passwords), remote PC login.

    about 16 days ago from web
  16. I've officially spent more on upgrades for my folding bike than I paid for the used folding bike. At least the front light kicks ass with the hub dynamo. The light is blindingly bright in comparison to what I'm used to.

    about 17 days ago from web
  17. It's really depressing to see the infection rate rising so fast. In average Germany has about 300 infections per 100000 people in a week. Some districts have a rate of 1200 per 100000 in a week. Just WTF man. I live where it's way lower than average but still freaky. https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/478220a4c454480e823b17327b2bf1d4

    about 23 days ago from web in context
  18. The spammers are getting more and more insolent.

    about a month ago from web
  19. The whole week I helped moving. 4 levels up, 4 levels down, and so many boxes and so much furniture coming out of from such a small apartment. I'm exhausted. Of course there is no elevator.

    about a month ago from web
  20. @tiff Glue factory would also be a fitting name

    about a month ago from web in context
  21. @tiff It's called slaughterhouse.

    about a month ago from web in context
  22. I have a pair of broken and dirty headphones and I think to reuse the drivers and 3d print my own headphones. I need to model it first obviously and I need to find new cushions covers as the old ones are nasty.

    about a month ago from web
  23. @scribus Tire fenders are practically standard here as well as half-enclosed chain guards. Also a rack is basically standard, except for mountain and racing bikes. I just looked up and I found some after-market fully-enclosed chain guards. Only "Holland bikes" have the fully-enclosed bike chain guard out of the box. I guess I never put that much attention to that feature.

    about a month ago from web in context
  24. Lubing my bike chains was a success. Cycling feels a little bit more smoother now. I think I have a little bit less resistance so I could cycle with one higher gear than usual with the same force. Maybe my brain tricks me thinking that. At least the gunk is scrubbed off. I wonder why there are no more bike chain covers that attempt to fully enclose the chain.

    about a month ago from web in context
  25. I feel horrible making that stupid joke.

    about a month ago from web in context
  26. @zeldatra You need to rub off the long black one and get it lubed for proper performance ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    about a month ago from web in context
  27. Today I cleaned and lubricated my bike chains. Oh boy they were filthy dirty. Basically black from all the accumulated filth. It took me two hours to clean two bikes from top to bottom.

    about a month ago from web
  28. @thelastgherkin Probably a typo: "Game in CEST" (Central European Summer Time)

    about a month ago from web in context
  29. Last month I cycled about 110km in total.

    about a month ago from web
  30. I think I've dodged the bullet. The seller of the sewing machine wanted to meet at the train station. I noped out very hard. I don't want to waste 20 eurobucks at a place where I can't test it. I lied that I found a better offer... Well... Not much of a lie when the refusal is a better offer.

    about a month ago from web